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annabella



Joined: 09 Aug 2006
Posts: 14
Location: Busan, South Korea

PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:19 pm    Post subject: Looking for English penpals Reply with quote

Im looking for penpals for some middle school students here in Busan, South Korea. I'm a British Native teacher working at a private academy.

I have a class of 5 students, 3 girls, 2 boys, aged 13-15, intermediate level. My students would like to improve their English skills by making friends with students who can write to them in English also - either fellow ESL-ers or native speakers. Id like to use snail mail to begin with, to practice the art of letter writing and to make the initial contact more personal, including photos, country postcards, stickers etc. Id really like to get them writing next month, with an aim for exchanging letters at least once a month. If interested, please PM or email wilshire_school@hotmail.com
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annabella



Joined: 09 Aug 2006
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Location: Busan, South Korea

PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there anyone out there teaching at a secondary school with some students who would like some Korean penpals?
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Ansel1978



Joined: 24 Sep 2006
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Location: By the sea.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great idea AnnaBella. I wish i was in a position to interact on this one. All the best to you.
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SueH



Joined: 01 Feb 2003
Posts: 1022
Location: Northern Italy

PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't help either, but have you considered corresponding with non-native speaking students? Considering how many people use English as a lingua-Franca it's not such a bad idea. (I still relish the sight of a Dutch motorist asking French teenagers directions in English earlier in the year, and getting them!)
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Ansel1978



Joined: 24 Sep 2006
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Location: By the sea.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SueH wrote:
Can't help either, but have you considered corresponding with non-native speaking students? Considering how many people use English as a lingua-Franca it's not such a bad idea. (I still relish the sight of a Dutch motorist asking French teenagers directions in English earlier in the year, and getting them!)


Haha yes Sue. Reminds me of 'Mother Tongue' the book by Bryson where he speaks about these sorts of situations.
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dmb



Joined: 12 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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(I still relish the sight of a Dutch motorist asking French teenagers directions in English earlier in the year, and getting them!)
Sue, is this the one?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S69ZTKA4KI8
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gwynnie86



Joined: 27 Apr 2009
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Give me a message if you're still looking for a penpal Smile
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Ansel1978



Joined: 24 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
You must have written a minimum of 50 posts
before you can initiate contact with other members
by email or private message (PM). Sorry!


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